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Old 18 November 2008, 16:25   #1
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dare to launch your rib like this

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Old 18 November 2008, 16:57   #2
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I can't imagine they meant to launch it like that

glad its not me paying the repair bill on the drive unit(s)
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Old 18 November 2008, 17:03   #3
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The props are in tunnels but it still can't have done them much good!!!
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Old 18 November 2008, 17:20   #4
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Believe it or not it was a Coxswain from Poole showing them how to launch properly!
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Old 18 November 2008, 17:43   #5
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Believe it or not Chriss it is, everytime you throw your spare change in the bucket.
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YIK if it was pointing the other way round in the cradle at launch perhaps his chances would have been better That said .. he got it off the beach all credit to him but I think he could have turned it around a little sooner once he was under way in reverse
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Old 18 November 2008, 19:04   #7
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I think he was waiting till he got out of the worst of the surf cos if he tried to turn round where he was chances are he may have been rolled by the breakers, not good with the folk on deck, continuing the way he was going was probably the safest thing to do in that situation

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seems to me he did quite well to recover
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Believe it or not it was a Coxswain from Poole showing them how to launch properly!
I believe they were actually on a rescue, if not they would have simply recovered the boat.

Its very easily done, when we launch (the same boat and same carriage) the stern of the hull often hits the sea bed as it drops of the trailer.

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It was just what we got told on station?

The reason he continued stern first for so long was he didn't know if the gearboxes were damaged, hence get into clearish water and find out.
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